Creating a Culture of Innovation at the World Bank

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Rahim Kanani – The Common Good – Forbes, June 22, 2011

Social critic and technologist Steven Johnson believes that if we surround ourselves with different people who hold different views, we will have more original thoughts and because of this we will become innovative. Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, gave the keynote speech at Innovation Days, an internal World Bank event held last week at Washington, D.C. headquarters and in World Bank offices around the world. The yearly event is aimed at accelerating knowledge-sharing and learning by showcasing innovative initiatives and approaches across the institution. Johnson told staff that just a few core characteristics, at the individual and institutional level, cause innovative ideas and creative collaboration to thrive. To start, …

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Creating a Culture of Innovation at the World Bank – Rahim Kanani – The Common Good – Forbes.

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